ACT Reading 2.5 Prose Fiction

ACT Reading 2.5 Prose Fiction. What is the "weak point" the narrator identifies in Fortunato?

ACT ReadingAuthor's Voice and Method
Prose Fiction
ComprehensionInferences and Evidence
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Product TypeACT Reading
ReadingIdentify and Interpret Details

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However, the narrator never says that these activities are what make Fortunato vulnerable.

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We can cross off choice (A).

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A person who is "gullible" will fall for pretty much anything. Though Fortunato does

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go along with the narrator rather easily, the narrator never says that his nemesis is

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flawed in this way.

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Answer (B) is incorrect.

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"Malicious" comes from the root word "malice," which describes an intention to do evil. The

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narrator doesn't actually accuse Fortunato of being mean-spirited, however.

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Choice (D) doesn't make the cut.

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The narrator specifically identifies Fortunato's pride in his knowledge of wine as his weak

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point, so (C) is the correct answer.

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We guess if you want revenge on somebody, getting them disoriented is a good starting point...